Updating firmware on optical drives
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Firmware updates dont fix the following problems: Because each rewriteable CD or DVD drive has special characteristics, CD or DVD writing programs you buy at retail must have model-specific updates to work.
Some Blu-ray drives can read UHD discs because of certain defects.
Instead of executing the AACS 2.0 rules, they execute the AACS 1.0 rules, which allows us to decrypt and read them according to the blu-ray method.
A check of the Plextor website ( revealed that the latest firmware upgrade improved results when Verbatim media was used.
He installed the upgrade, which solved the problem and enabled the drive to write at top speed to azo blue/silver, green-gold, and other types of CD-R media.
Several Pioneer DVD-RW drive models, including the DVR-A03, 103, A04, and 104 models, as well as the DVR-7000 and PRV-9000 standalone recorders can be damaged or destroyed if they attempt to write to high-speed DVD-RW/R media (4x DVD-R, 2x DVD-RW speeds) before the firmware update is installed.
This drive performed flawlessly and achieved speeds of 30x and faster when writing to green-gold media brands such as Philips and Imation.
However, when using azo blue/silver Verbatim media, performance sank to an average of 10x or less.
What other types of rewriteable CD and DVD problems can be solved with firmware upgrades?
Here are a few examples drawn from a review of firmware update notes for recent drives from major vendors: As you can see from these examples, firmware upgrades can significantly improve the performance and versatility of your drive.